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    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
    How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Eight Forums
    Published by Brink is online now
    21 Sep 2011
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    How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Eight Forums

    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to upload and attach a screenshot, image, or a file in your post here at Eight Forums.

    Note   Note
    You will need to turn off enhanced attachment uploading at the bottom of your User CP settings at the link below and Save changes before having the options displayed in this tutorial.

    http://www.eightforums.com/profile.php?do=editoptions

    Click image for larger version

    warning   Warning
    You can only upload these type of files up to the sizes below.

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    OPTION ONE
    To Upload and Insert a File or Image into a "Quick Reply" Post

    1. If this if for a screenshot, you can create one with Windows 8 direct screenshot, Paint (mspaint.exe) or Snipping Tool ready to upload.


    2. While editing your post, place the cursor where you would like to insert the file or image at, click/tap on the image icon on the toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Do step 4 or 5 below depending on where the image is at.

    4. If the File or Image is from Your Computer

    A) Click/tap on the From Computer tab, and click/tap on the Browse button. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  StepB.jpg
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Size:  23.1 KB


    B) Navigate to where you have the file or image saved at, select it, then click/tap on the Open button. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  Step4.jpg
Views: 15571
Size:  103.3 KB


    C) Click/tap on the Upload File(s) button. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  StepC.jpg
Views: 15653
Size:  23.7 KB

    D) Repeat steps 4A-4C if you would like to upload another image or file.

    5. If the Image is from an URL

    A) Click/tap on the From URL tab, and enter the URL address of the image. (see screenshot below)

    B) Check the Retrieve remote file and reference locally box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  URL.jpg
Views: 14134
Size:  27.1 KB

    6. If you like, you could double click/tap on an inserted image to adjust the Image Settings for it below. When finished, click/tap on OK to apply to the image. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  settings.jpg
Views: 6870
Size:  37.5 KB

    7. When finished with your post, click/tap on either the Post Quick Reply or Submit Reply button to post it. (see screenshot below)

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    OPTION TWO
    To Upload and Attach a File or Image into a "Go Advanced" Post

    1. If this if for a screenshot, you can create one with Windows 8 direct screenshot, Paint (mspaint.exe), or Snipping Tool, and/or have your file ready to upload.

    2. While editing your post, click/tap on the Go Advanced button. (see screenshot below)


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    3. While editing your post, click/tap on the paperclip icon on the toolbar. (see screenshot below)


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    4. Click/tap on an empty Browse button. (see screenshot below)


    Name:  Step3.jpg
Views: 15593
Size:  24.9 KB

    5. Navigate to where you have the file or image saved at, select it, then click/tap on the Open button. (see screenshot below)


    Name:  Step4.jpg
Views: 15571
Size:  103.3 KB

    6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you run out of Browse lines, or you are finished adding images or files to be uploaded.
    NOTE: Be sure to click/tap on a different Browse button per item.


    7. When finished, click/tap on the Upload button. (see screenshot below)


    Name:  Step5.jpg
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    8. If you wish to add more images or files to be uploaded, then repeat steps 3 to 7 above until finished or you have reached the maximum allowed files to be uploaded.


    9. When finished, close this window or tab. You will notice that your uploaded items will be listed at the bottom as Current Attachements. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you would like to remove one of the uploaded Current Attachments, then click on the Remove button to the right of the one you would like to remove.


    Name:  Step6.jpg
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    10. While back at editing your post, place the cursor in your post to where you want to attach the image at.


    11. Click/tap on the paperclip icon drop down arrow on the toolbar, and select a uploaded image to attach it to the post. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version


    12. Repeat steps 10 and 11 above for any other uploaded item you want to be attached to be displayed in your post.


    13. If this was an image that you attached, then you could double click/tap on the image to adjust the Image Settings for it below. When finished, click/tap on OK to apply to the image. (see screenshot below)


    Name:  settings.jpg
Views: 6870
Size:  37.5 KB


    14. When finished with your post, click/tap on the Submit Reply button to post it. (see screenshot below)


    Click image for larger version


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Posts : 9
    W8 Pro 64, W7 Ultimate 64, Windows XP Pro 32


    I'm sorry if I wasn't suppose to post a pic of my desktop, but I'm trying to learn
    how to work all these different options using not only your tutorial, but others
    posted on this help site. They have been most helpful. Please delete if you feel
    so inclined or I will if I have the rights.

    Thank you for a fine how-to.
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Aug 2014 at 13:23. Reason: removed broken image

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    Posts : 21,822
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome n2gc, and welcome to Eight Forums. I'm glad you like them.
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    Posts : 9
    W8 Pro 64, W7 Ultimate 64, Windows XP Pro 32


    Oh thanks so much. It's just been a blast. I see there is a size limit on images, so I
    will make sure that I stay within the guidelines. Perhaps you might delete my image
    as I've gone over the limit. In any event, thanks again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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    Posts : 21,822
    64-bit Windows 10


    The limit is only per file, and not as a total of all your uploads. No need to worry about deleting them.
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    Going to do a test.

    Name:  Nok-Out1.png
Views: 12927
Size:  18.0 KB

    This inserted just fine. But could not when I was doing from a post and did "Quote". Maybe that was my problem.
    I did find out that pic can not be re-sized even though there are the boxes around it.
    Thanks for the help
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    Posts : 1
    Windows


    Nice instructions... Thanks
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    I have over 200 images stored at "Photobucket.com" and when I want to share one on a forum, I just copy the Image URL for that pick and paste it into the forum. I have many pic's of my cars, my computers, Bike Week, etc. One for just about every occasion.

    It's as simple as Copy & Paste. That is, where it's permitted.

    Happy Holidays Everyone!
    TechnoMage
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    Posts : 21,822
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello TechnoMage,

    Tru dat.

    It's just that it's usually preferred to upload items directly and attach them in a post so you never have to worry about having a broken image link in the future if the image should no longer be hosted at the link for whatever reason.

    That beach looks great.
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